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Stopping Low-Tech Theft With High-Tech Gadgets

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Bicycle-friendly towns often have more of everything connected to bicycles: more bikes, more bike shops, more bike thefts.

It's that last category that causes concern in Ashland.  Police notice an upswing in the rate of bike thefts in town, and they have a new tool to help curb the rise. 

A anti-theft device allows a bike owner to track a bike that is wandering away, so owner, bike and police can converge.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.